Hi Sunflower7 I think your Doctor told you correctly, I know when I had my massive herniated disk at C-6/7 all my pain was in my arms from my elbows down to my fingers! Infact you know what it feels like when you hit your crazy bone ( elbow) really hard and it burns and smarts all the way down from your elbow to your finger tips? That is how I was for months and months until they found the herniated disk at C-6/7 my pain at that time the pain was excruciating, and I had it in both arms! That was in 1985, then in 2009 I started having that same familiar arm pain but not near as bad, the cause was the disk above the fused one (C-5/6) I again had an ACDF and immediately after I got out of surgery and recovery the arm pain was gone. So yep I think your pain is probably from you neck. I am kind of surprised that they have you on just gabapentin, for your pain, as I don't think it will do much for nerve root compression pain! You definitely need to get this checked out ASAP. I definitely can empathize with you Sunflower7! I have experienced this type of pain and it is not fun at all! Just keep aware of all your symptoms and pain levels and if you notice any major changes or if the pain gets to bad seek medical attention immediately!
I do wish you well and if I can be of any help please let me know.
Good Luck to You!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!